Cinema Project and the Northwest Film Center present night two of Interaction of Formats. The program title is a direct reference to the 1963 educational text by painter Josef Albers (Interaction of Color), which presents a number of visual exercises as a way to understand and perceive color and for artists to train their eyes. In it he writes, “color is the most relative medium in art,” and this program seeks to highlight first the relativity of color and what each individual viewer might bring to it, but also the specificity of moving-image formats.
The program will include four short works. A 16mm film by sculptor (and former student of Albers) Richard Serra, an SD black-and-white video from performance and installation artist Phyllis Baldino about the condition achromatopsia, a wild HD video manipulating Andy Warhol's Marilyn Monroe from George Barber, and a landscape film produced with the last rolls of Kodachrome from filmmaker and musician Joshua Bonnetta.
- Color Aid (Richard Serra, US, 1971, 16mm, color, sound, 36 min.
- Color Without Color (Phyllis Baldino, US, 1999, video, b&w, sound, 19 min.
- American Colour (Joshua Bonetta, US, 2011, 16mm to HD, color, sound, 25 min.
- 2001 Colors Andy Never Thought of (George Barber, US, 2015, HD, color, sound, 5.5 min.